July 18, 2018

I owe you no apologies, IG tells Senate (Punch)

I owe you no apologies, IG tells Senate (Punch)

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has responded to the Senate resolution on his non-appearance before the upper chamber, saying he owed them no apologies.

The IG said he did not have to appear before the lawmakers, noting that a senior police officer of the rank of Deputy Inspector-General or an Assistant Inspector-General could act on his behalf in an official capacity at any function.

This, he added, is in consonance with Sections 7(1),312(1), 313(2) of the Police Act, a statement on Wednesday in Abuja by the force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood stated.

It explained that Senator Dino Melaye was certified fit to stand trial by doctors at the National Hospital before he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Courts in Wuse, Abuja and Lokoja. Read more

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